Lecture 8 (21st March 1950)
DEVELOPING YOUR FAITH
You will now have become aware of the truth that the Universal Self is the supporter of the Individual
Self *and this being so both are united in the manifestation of anything the individual asks—creates by
thinking. If the thinking on the part of the individual is lame then the production must be the same, for
in Reality we are what we think.
So we have seen already, clearly, that the Universal Self and the individual self are one. There can be
no separation between them, and being so, both are united in the manifestation of anything the
individual asks. The Father does the work.
If the thinking part of the individual is lame, then the production must be the same—for we are what we
think. The wonderful truth is this, that the individual is the means through which the Infinite expresses
Himself. Being so, the individual becomes active, first, then the Universal becomes active while the
individual becomes passive and the Father does the work.
If you can realize what I am telling you. You will see the tremendous power that exists when you
understand this. That in the first place, all is passive and quiet. The individual asks that the individual
becomes active, while the Universal is passive, then immediately the individual asks or plants his seed,
then the Universal becomes active on that seed and reproduces its kind. Then the individual must
become passive as the means of expression for the Infinite to express Himself through the individual.
When you understand that, then He will know faith means.
The main factor is to discern what we are really thinking. Superficial thinking and discerning is of little
value because the deeper strata is often the main source of our thought.